About

Hive Fashion is a program in which members of the Hive Learning Network (a LeRockBox Non-Profit organization) in w Chicago and w New York City partner with industry professionals to give high school-age teens the transformative learning experience that comes from bringing personally meaningful ideas to life through creative design and production.

Hive Fashion marks the first theme-based, cross-network approach to program development for Hive Learning Network, and is guided by the principles of wConnected Learning. Hive member organizations in Chicago and NYC will collaborate to design and implement engaging learning experiences that offer youth new skills, digital badges for their achievements, and preparation for future learning and career opportunities.

Key outcomes for Hive Fashion include:

  • A Hive Fashion apparel line designed and created by Hive youth and displayed prominently in New York, Chicago, and beyond.
  • Youth-led events such as runway shows and screenings to celebrate both fashion and documentary creations.
  • A rich database of how-to guides and curricular resources to guide the teaching and learning of skills necessary for success in the fashion world.
  • A digital badging system to recognize growth and achievement.

Street-Level Youth Media - Chicago

Street-Level Youth Media - Chicago

SL Fashion

SL Fashion produces multimedia explorations of creative expression, identity, and community.

New York Public Library

New York Public Library

Deconstructing Fashion

In Deconstructing Fashion, teens will critically examine the fashion industry with multi-media responses.

YOUmedia @ Chicago Public Library

YOUmedia @ Chicago Public Library

Style Bias

StyleBias explores Chicago’s Art Movement, and music & fashion related curated lifestyle. All done through silk screening, cut & sew, video documentation and style blogging. Showcased and in collaboration with RSVP Gallery.

YMCA of Greater New York

YMCA of Greater New York

DEFYNE

YMCA of Greater New York has created their own Hive Fashion project called DEFYNE. Through DEFYNE teens use recycled textiles and materials for their sustainable eco-friendly designs.

Northwestern University - Chicago

Northwestern University - Chicago

FUSE

Re-Fashioning STEAM develops five new fashion-themed challenges for FUSE, a network of teen-centered studios dedicated to challenge-based, collaborative exploration of science, tech, engineering, arts/design, and math.

DreamYard Project - NYC

DreamYard Project - NYC

Fashion Studio

Fashion Studio, which builds off this recent summer fashion intensive, blends creative expression and critical history with computationally programmable designs.

 

YMCA Metro Chicago

YMCA Metro Chicago

Y Fashion Crew

The Y will leverage and rebrand its Black & Latino Achievers program to build toward a teen brand from logo to apparel.

Brooklyn Public Library – NYC

Brooklyn Public Library – NYC

What We Wear

What We Wear explores Brooklyn Hip Hop fashion through digital photography and style blogging, and will follow the library’s first major fashion exhibition and program series, Fashion Illustration: A Contemporary Look.

Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum - NYC

Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum - NYC

Build A Brand

Cooper-Hewitt + Chris Bevans – NYC

A 24-session workshop builds fashion production skills leading to professional critiques and internships.

New York Hall of Science

New York Hall of Science

Fashion Your Environment


Fashion Your Environment
 combines fashion and wearable technology to broadcast environmental data.

Yollocalli Arts Reach - Chicago

Yollocalli Arts Reach - Chicago

Oh Snap

Oh Snap, Represent fills a void in fashion through street-wear documentation from a teen perspective.

Eyebeam – NYC

Eyebeam – NYC

Fashion Game Arcade

Wearable tech becomes game controllers showcased in a teen-created Fashion Game Arcade, which builds on a recent grant awarded by the Rockefeller Foundation.

Partners

Hive NYC’s wReel Works and Hive Chicago’s wYOUmedia joined forces to produce this mini-documentary featuring Hive Fashion Partner: Christopher Bevans, Design Director for Pharrell Williams’ and Jay-Z’s Billionaire Boys Club streetwear brand.

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